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NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to...
In life, the glass is always half full! Exclusive interview with cartoonist Maria Scrivan
Dec 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 74 74 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   | 19 November 2014   Maria Scrivan’s cartoons are published in MAD Magazine, Parade Magazine, Prospect Magazine (UK), on Mashable.com, Salon.com. Funny Times a...
Zeffirelli's La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera: a review
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 98 98 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 3 December 2014 |     Zeffirelli’s production of La Boheme at the metropolitan Opera shines. A sample of the stage set up as performed in a preceding season. L...
Are You Staying on Top of Regulations that Affect Your Restaurant?
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 85 85 recommendations | email to a friend
A recent change in regulations predicted to arrive soon is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will release a national menu labeling standard for chain restaurants. The standard will addres...
The World Seen Through a Dog’s Point of View. An Exclusive Interview with Paul Gilligan, author of Pooch Café
Dec 03, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 92 92 recommendations | email to a friend
  Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena 10 October 2014 |   Paul Gilligan with Poncho, the main character of Pooch Cafe According to his website, www.poochcafe.com, Paul Gilligan’s affair with art be...
What about Wellness Programs as Part of Health Coverage?
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
Today many companies offering health insurance also provide wellness programs, which are a preventative medicine approach to health. Today, 94 percent of employers with more than 400 employees and ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: NOV 2014 (Month's Supply: 6.3 Months)
Nov 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 212 212 recommendations | email to a friend
Oct 2014 Queens NY Market Update  Queens home sales are down for the third month in a row from August – October. Home sales are also remaining significantly below last year’s levels, according to t...
Forest Hills Food Crawl
Nov 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 230 230 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chamber and All The Tastes of New York would love to invite you to our first Forest Hills Food Crawl, a culinary journey through Forest Hills happening this Wednesday, November 12th ! A Food Cr...
What Is the Professional Exception to Employment At-Will Termination?
Nov 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 276 276 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans As described in our earlier blog article, there are exceptions to at-will employment terminations, making them unlawful, and termination based on discrimination is one of th...

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Anna M. Casale
Anna M. Casale passed away on Sunday November 21, 2010. She was the beloved Wife of Joseph, Loving Mother of Joseph (Jessica) and the late Elizabeth. Cherished Grandmother of Courtney and Lindsey. ...
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Salvatore Polimine
Salvatore Polimine passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the age of 69. He was the beloved Husband of Maria. Loving Father of Diana Polimine and Lisa Polimine and Father-in-Law of Ron. Devo...
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Antonio Croce
Antonio Croce passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at the age of 81. He was the beloved Husband of Victoria. Loving Father of Angela Schoenstein and Adele Croce. Cherished Grandfather of Matth...
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Frank Beatrice
Frank Beatrice passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the age of 83. Place of death Old Bridge, NJ. He was the beloved Husband of Maria. Loving Father of Antonia Macellaro, Helene Beatrice, ...
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Nicholas M. Kiely
Nicholas M. Kiely passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the age of 78. He was the beloved Husband of Kathleen. Loving Father of Keri Smerechniak, Kelly Kiely and Nicholas Kiely. Cherished Gra...
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Arthur Rudzwick
Arthur Rudzwick passed on Monday, January 10, 2011 at the age of 98. He was the beloved Husband of the late Alice. Loving Father of Russell and Andrea. Cherished Grandfather of Allison, Andrew and ...
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Josephine Melito
Josephine Melito passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the age of 83. She was the beloved Wife of the late Nicholas. Loving Mother of Joseph Melito and Nicholas Melito, Mother-in-Law of Joan ...
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Dalmazio DoDaro
Dalmazio DoDaro a proud World War II veteran passed away on January 12, 2011 at the age of 93. Born in Italy. He was the beloved husband of Catherine. Devoted father of Barbara Mc Sorley, Gloria & ...
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Agnes Barozie
Agnes Barozie passed away on Thursday, January 06, 2011 at the of 88. She was the beloved Wife of the late George j. Barozie. Loving Mother of Joseph Barozie, George Barozie and Wayne Barozie. Cher...
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Stephanie E. Assante
Stephanie E. Assante passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2010 at the of 101. She was the beloved Wife of the late Antonio J. Assante. Loving Mother of Sr. Bernadette Claire O.P., Frances Anest, Ant...
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Helen Czelusniak
Helen Czelusniak passed away December 21st, 2010. She was the beloved Mother of Joanne Majewski and husband Anthony, Joyce Woesthoff and Judith Czelusniak. Also survived by Four Grandchildren and o...
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Orlando J. Culicelli
Orlando J. Culicelli passed away on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at the age of 88. Place of death West Palm Beach, FL. He was the beloved Husband of Victoria. Loving Father of Lois Culicelli. Cherish...
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Robert Braakensiek
Robert Braakensiek a retired gentleman of genteel character passed December 19, 2010. A descendant of the Merovingian Dynasty in the 4th century and the French branch of the Carolingian Dynasty. De...
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Anna Contino
Anna Contino passed away on Friday, December 17, 2010 at the age of 81. She was the beloved Wife of the late John. Loving Mother of Linda Wigger, Diane Karavasilis, Sharon Baryk, Debra Giglio and J...
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Louise E. Daniels
Louise E. Daniels passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at the age of 88. She was the beloved Wife of the late William. Loving Sister of Olga Hekimian, Alice Nalbandian and the late Richard T...
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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student caught trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state "castle doctrine" law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family.
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Students watch a live, nationally broadcast speech by Cuba's President Raul Castro about the country's restoration of relations with the United States, on a TV at school in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Castro said profound differences remain between Cuba and the U.S. in areas such as human rights, foreign policy and questions of sovereignty, but that the countries have to learn to live with their differences "in a civilized manner." (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility.


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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 1959 file photo, Cuba's Fidel Castro speaks to supporters at the Batista military base "Columbia," now known as Ciudad Libertad, in Cuba. The Cuban revolution triumphed on Jan. 1, 1959 after dictator Fulgencio Batista fled the country and Fidel Castro and his band of rebels descended from the island's eastern mountains, where they waged a guerrilla war against government troops. The United States soon recognized the new government, but two years later on Jan. 3, 1961 broke relations with Cuba and closed its embassy. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the U.S. and Cuba agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War. (AP Photo, File)Key events in U.S.-Cuba relations:


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